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The impact of different echocardiographic diagnostic criteria on the prevalence of left ventricular hypertrophy in essential hypertension: the VITAE study. Ventriculo Izquierdo Tension Arterial España.

Authors
  • Coca, A
  • Gabriel, R
  • de la Figuera, M
  • López-Sendón, J L
  • Fernández, R
  • Sagastagoitia, J D
  • García, J J
  • Barajas, R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Hypertension
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1999
Volume
17
Issue
10
Pages
1471–1480
Identifiers
PMID: 10526909
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Prevalence of echo left ventricular structural alterations among essential hypertensives seen in primary care centres in Spain ranged from 70.3 to 79.2% depending on the threshold values used. Left ventricular hypertrophy ranged from 59.2 to 72.7% and age-adjusted concentric remodelling ranged from 6.5 to 11.4% depending on the criteria used. Only one-quarter of hypertensive patients were free from morphological alterations.

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